Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Department of Labor Notification: Reintegration of Ex-Offenders Grant Solicitation

Jan 13, 2012
Press Release

Washington, DC – Earlier this week, the Department of Labor announced the availability of $20.6 million in grant funds for the Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (RExO) Adult program.  The purpose of these grants is to provide an employment-centered approach to reintegration. 

Assistance to be provided includes job training and employment preparation, mentoring and connections to support services such as housing, substance abuse programs and mental health treatment.  These grants represent the fifth generation of the RExO Adult program, which previously was called the Prisoner Re-entry Initiative and first funded in 2005.

The department expects to award 17 grants of approximately $1.2 million each to organizations providing training, employment and support services to adult former inmates returning to their communities after serving time in justice facilities.

The Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) summary can be found on the Federal Register public inspection page. The full SGA is available on the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) grants website.